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Clark County

May 4, 2013

‘Giants in the Faith’ to honor role models of all ages



A person may submit only one form indicating the name of a Giant in the Faith by the firm deadline of Monday, June 3. Past honorees are ineligible to be honored again. A list of past honorees is available at Hope’s office or by clicking on the “Giants” logo and then “Previous Honorees” on its website at

Honoree submission forms are available at area churches, on Hope’s website, or at its offices at 1200 Bono Road in the Brown-Starks Neighborhood Place between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m., Monday through Friday. To ensure efficiency and accuracy, no forms will be accepted verbally, on voice mail, or via email.

While the number of honorees will be limited to the first 35 submitted to allow the program to focus on them in a timely manner, there is no limit on attendees. Between 350 and 427 have attended each year since the event was launched in 2007.


The honoree must be a Christian of any age, must reside or worship in Floyd County, and must commit to attending on Aug. 4 with the person who submits his or her name.

“There are other wonderful avenues for recognizing volunteer activities, so the Giants event draws attention to the significant and personal ways people of all ages are lending strength and encouragement to each other because of their faith in God,” Kanning said. “It’s also an opportunity to celebrate God’s goodness through His servants now instead of after they are gone, for the purpose of encouraging even more people.”


 The luncheon will feature a buffet with a wide variety of favorites and will cost $25 for adults (ages 12 and older) and $20 for children (ages 4 to 11). Those under age 3 are admitted free but still need a reservation.

“The committee made a concerted effort to keep the cost of this admission as low as possible,” said Harbeson, who emphasized that it is not a fundraiser. “We hope to bring families together to honor our community’s Giants while operating on a shoestring budget.”

Hope Southern Indiana will pay for each honoree, and all others may make reservations beginning in mid-June. Reservation forms will appear in The News and Tribune in June and July listing the names of all 2013 honorees so others who know and appreciate them may plan to attend as well. The reservation forms also will be available after mid-June at Floyd County churches and at Hope’s offices between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday and on its website.

Additional sponsorships are being accepted to help defray costs. Individuals and businesses who wish to donate should contact Harbeson at 812-206-1800.

Representatives of various churches will participate in the celebration to fete honorees, whose names and brief explanation of their impact will be noted from the podium and in a commemorative booklet for each attendee.


• For additional information, call Hope Southern Indiana at 812-206-1800.

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